Allied Warships

USS Nauset (AT 89)

Fleet tug of the Navajo class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFleet tug
PennantAT 89 
Built byCramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered20 Sep 1941 
Laid down10 Aug 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned2 Mar 1943 
Lost9 Sep 1943 
Loss position40° 38'N, 14° 38'E

USS Nauset (Lt. J. Orleck) was bombed and sunk off Salerno, Italy in position 40°38'N, 14°38'E


Commands listed for USS Nauset (AT 89)

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1Lt. Joseph Orleck, USN< Sep 43???

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Notable events involving Nauset include:

9 Sep 1943
Nauset was hit by shells, but when she was towed hit a mine, that broke the ship in two and quickly sank. From a crew of 112, 18 were killed and 41 wounded. Among the fatal casualties was her commander, Lt. Joseph Orleck. (1)


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